UPDATE 1-Volkswagen says Mexico strike looks inevitable

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(Updates with company comment) PUEBLA, Mexico, Aug 18 (Reuters) - German auto firm Volkswagen AG said a threatened strike on Wednesday at its plant in Mexico now "seems inevitable" after workers rejected a 4.45 percent salary increase. Union workers at the plant in the central city of Puebla earlier on Wednesday rejected the salary offer. Union leaders had earlier demanded a wage hike of 8.5 percent. Thomas Karig, the spokesman for Volkswagen's Mexico unit, told Reuters that union ...

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